Tuesday, 17 July 2018

We try thalassotherapy in the Sardinia where long-livers swear by the relaxing and healing properties of seawater.

They say the most stressful moments in a person’s life are divorce, bereavement and moving house.

Thus far, I’ve managed to avoid the first two, but I went through the mortgage process for the first time this summer. Needless to say, ‘they’ were right and no ordinary beach break was going to revive the anxious, property-owning husk I had become.

So I sought out alternative relaxation in the form of thalassotherapy. ‘Thalassa’ in Greek means ‘the sea’ and ‘therapeia’ unsurprisingly means ‘treatment’. The theory goes that we’re all essentially fleshy bags filled with guts and water. As 70 per cent of us is water, we feel most at home when we’re immersed in the stuff, especially at different temperatures as it would have been when we were merely amoebas floating about waiting to grow legs.

By Melissa York.
Full story at Cityam.

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